A jewellery theft worth Rs 140 crore has been reported to a Kanpur police station by a Uttar Pradesh jeweller, police said on Wednesday.
The police complaint alleges that 10,000 carats of diamonds, 500 kg of silver, 100 kg gold, and jewels worth 5,000 carat and some important business related documents
The complaint was registered by a jeweller who has a shop on Birhana Road. The shop was closed down five years back following a dispute between business partners.
A probe is underway and the police is checking CCTV footage of the shops and business establishmnets around the jewelley store, said Superintendent of Police (East) Raj Kumar Agarwal
The shop where the alleged theft was reported was an equal partner shop that was closed on May 30, 2013 after the dispute, an official said.
A court here had sometime back ordered the shop to be opened by the police in presence of both partners.
However, the alleged theft took place just before it could be reopened.